The new version of MAC OS X, 10.10 (Yosemite) is expected to be released today, Thursday October 16th, and is currently incompatible with the ClearPass registration system and potentially other services at Rowan.

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Information Resources & Technology has implemented a new campus computer registration system called ClearPass. The system ensures that all computers trying to connect to the University's network meet minimum security requirements before they are granted access.

The following instructions will help you connect your Linux computer to the Rowan network.

If you do not know your Rowan Network username and password go to:



  • Linux users have no anti-virus or anti-spyware requirements at this time.
  • Linux users are not officially supported by the University.
  • It is expected that any user who chooses Linux will understand how to troubleshoot their own software issues.
  • Linux users will receive Internet access only, with limited exceptions. For wireless, simply connect to RowanSecure once you are on campus and login with your Rowan username and password.
  • On-campus resources, such as your home directory or openarea, will require using the VPN client at for access.

Wired 802.1x Settings

  • Settings are included in the image below. You will also need the CA certificate for OnGuard, which should be saved in your home directory. 

NOTE: When registering, only the network interface touching ClearPass is recorded. Linux machines do not download a scanning client and cannot present inactive interfaces.

Registering while on wireless will not register your wired MAC address and registering on a wired connection will not register your wireless MAC address. In addition, if you do not use a network interface for more than two weeks it will become unregistered.

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